More and more wind farms are being built in the waters around Europe, Asia, and soon in the USA. But as more wind plants are built, there's a chance that they will start to change the wind conditions locally. The new X-Wakes project will investigate how the wind conditions in the German Bight might change with large-scale expansion of offshore wind farms.
The WINSENT joint project will lead to the construction of a test site in complex terrain. Partners within the WINSENT project are the WindForS institutes of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, of the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen, of TU München, of Hochschule Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and of the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW).
How much noise is produced by Wind Turbines?
Wind turbines emit sound and vibrations. The TremAc joint project investigates how they are related and how they can be better predicted and reduced
Wind energy is to have a major share in the future renewable energy mix. The TremAc project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), will aim to improve planning, development and acceptance of wind turbines and to develop objective criteria for their emissions. To this end, experts will investigate the interaction between acoustic and seismic vibrations of wind turbines and plan to create a calculation model that includes both kinds of emission.
Short term forecasts of wind and photovoltaics output are important parameters for an optimal operation of combined renewable energy power plants. For this reason, several WindFors partners submitted a proposal for a research project on this topic to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The proposal was approved and the VORKAST project launched on September 1, 2014.